Prof. Shigehito Yamada, Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
Dr Haruyuki Makishima and Prof. Shigehito Yamada at UNSW (Oct 2017)
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The Kyoto collection was begun by Dr. Hideo Nishimura in 1961 and has since grown to over 44,000 human specimens. The collection was then developed and curated by Prof. Kohei Shiota, and is currently curated by Prof. Shigehito Yamada. This is an research active collection and Prof. Shigehito Yamada is deputy convenor of the DEC. The Kyoto collection embryos were mostly procured after artificial termination of pregnancy (D & C) given to healthy women for socio-economic reasons (the Maternity Protection Law of Japan), and the embryo population represents the total intrauterine population (normal and abnormal) of Japan.
History of the Center, April 1975 first established as a University School facility.
- Hideo Nishimura, Professor (March 50 April - 1976)
- Kazumasa Hoshino Professor (March 1977 September to 1990)
- Kohei Shiota, Professor (September 1990 April to 2008)
- April 1998 - Graduate School of Medicine
- April 2003 - transfer to the D Building fourth floor then E Building first floor
- July 2007 - transfer into a comprehensive anatomy Center third floor from Building D 4th floor
- Takeshi Kaneko, Professor (October 2008 - January 2011, 30 days)
- Keiji Tamaki, Professor (January 31, 2011 - 2013 January 30, 2009)
- Masatoshi Hagiwara, Professor (2013 January 31, 2008 ~)
|Kyoto Specimens (Last Updated - April 7, 2014) Specimens 23,813|
- Chairman - Prof. Masatoshi Hagiwara
- Professor - Shigehito Yamada Local page | Kyoto University page
- Congenital Anomaly Research Center - (CAC) Japanese | English
- Visualisation Project - Japanese | English
- Kyoto Collection - eBook
Toyoaki Fujimoto. Nishimura's collection of human embryos and related publications Congenital Anomalies: 2001, 41(1); 67–71